Sara's Fave Photos Blog

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Published Tuesday, June 17, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Seattle ferry

Eating out at Ivar’s at the Seattle waterfront the other evening, this ferry boat was pulling in right nearby. So scenic!

Green and white car ferry docks downtown in Seattle

Green and white car ferry docks downtown in Seattle

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Published Tuesday, June 17, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose and leaf in the rain

Sometimes the rain can create much beauty.

Raindrops on a pink rose and its leaf

Raindrops on a pink rose and its leaf

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Published Saturday, June 14, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose in the rain

It rained yesterday and it was gentle enough to just bejewel the roses.

Peace rose with water droplets

Peace rose with water droplets

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Published Friday, June 13, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Bouquet of roses and a peony

Today is my hubby’s birthday. Happy Birthday, Rick!

Multi-colored full-blown roses and a peony from our garden in a birthday bouquet

Multi-colored roses and a peony from our garden in a birthday bouquet

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Published Tuesday, June 10, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mountain laurel

Another image from my recent visit to the South Seattle College Arboretum (see the posts below), taken near the Alki Cafe (surprisingly delicious food). Mountain laurel certainly seems related to rhododendron, no?

Red and pink mountain laurel

Red and pink mountain laurel

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Published Saturday, June 7, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Frilly pink poppy

Another beautiful sight at the South Seattle College Arboretum (see the post below), these huge, frilly, oriental poppies with pink, spotted petals were dazzling to me.

Frilly pink oriental poppies with black centers

Frilly pink oriental poppies with black centers

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Published Friday, June 6, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink dogwood tree

Today I went someplace new, the South Seattle College Arboretum, and the weather was perfection. Here is what their heavenly pink dogwood tree looked like, straight out of the camera. I think I’d like to see this as a fabric print, somehow.

Pink dogwood tree blooming against a deep blue sky

Pink dogwood tree blooming against a deep blue sky

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Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Purple campanula

These bell-shaped campanula flowers have come back strongly this year. They are a bit over knee height, so they really make a nice show in the garden.

Bluish purple campanula flowers bloom in my Seattle garden in early June

Bluish purple campanula flowers bloom in my Seattle garden in early June

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Published Tuesday, June 3, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peony with yellow center

The peonies, the peonies . . .

Pink peony flower with yellow center and frilly petals, in sunlight

Pink peony flower with yellow center and frilly petals, in sunlight

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Published Monday, June 2, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Jerusalem sage

Jerusalem sage or phlomis is a newer plant in my garden. I love the space-age double flowers stacked vertically. Those are blue-purple campanulas in the background.

Yellow Jerusalem sage or phlomis blooms in late spring, with campanulas

Yellow Jerusalem sage or phlomis blooms in late spring, with campanulas

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Published Sunday, June 1, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink peony macro

My pink peonies have begun.

Frilly pink peony petals in close up, in the garden

Frilly pink peony petals in close up, in the garden

Linking to Pink Saturday, Reconnect With Nature Wednesday, NF Abstract Wednesday, Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, I Heart Macro SaturdayMacro Monday, NF Blo-Ma Tuesday, Garden Party Thursday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. I appreciate your visit here so very much, and please come back soon!

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Published Saturday, May 31, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Arboretum pond

The pond at Seattle’s Arboretum, at the end of May. As far as I am concerned, you can’t get much more scenic than this.

Tall yellow flowers at the edge of a reflecting pond in Seattle's Arboretum

Tall yellow flowers at the edge of a reflecting pond in Seattle’s Arboretum

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